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Sustainable Practices in National Parks

By Daniel Weisman Sustainability Analyst Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The National Park Service Since its founding in 1916, the National Park Service (NPS) has been a leader in the protection of natural resources at over four hundred parks across the United States. National parks are home to many of the world’s most fascinating creatures. Within […]
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The Oakland EcoBlock Project: Sustainable Building Practices and Community Design

By Katie Robinson Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The Reason for the Oakland EcoBlock Project Industrial and technological advancements have led to rapid population growth and subsequent urbanization. Cities in the United States now contain over 80% of the country’s population. Forty percent of the United States’ greenhouse gas emissions stem from buildings, […]
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Action on Plastic Pollution

By Truc Vu Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) How big is the plastic problem? This article will take about 3 minutes to read, and within that timeframe, humans have bought 3,000,000 new plastic bottles. Of those bottles, only 23% will be recycled and the rest will sit in our landfills for 700 years, […]
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The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

By Katie Robinson Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) The world today has found itself in the throes of new advancements, ideas and technologies that have proved unprecedented in the history of man, raising the question of how mankind can feasibly and sustainably support our newfound ways of life while ensuring a similar or […]
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Earth Day 2019: Protect Our Species

By Daniel Weisman Sustainability Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Earth Day 2019 is quickly approaching, and Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) is excited to take part in this year’s theme: Protect Our Species! Currently, the world is facing the fastest rate of extinction since the loss of the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago […]
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Earth Day: Recommendations for Tenant Engagement

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 is the 49th Earth Day. The theme is Protect Our Species Level 1: Occupant Awareness via Communication: Send an email to tenants each morning of Earth Week with a different tip or trick for living green. SIG can provide additional content if requested. Highlight green projects in the building so that […]
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What’s Holding Businesses Back from Sustainability?

By Truc Vu Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) I recently went to a restaurant to catch up with a friend. Our to-go containers were made of Styrofoam, and our drinks were contained in paper cups with plastic lids and straws. Before I left, I went to the restroom only to find that the […]
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Pollinator Health in Atlanta and the Urban Honeybee Project

By Ann Thompson Consulting Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) Humans benefit from the work of pollinators on a daily basis. From honey to sweeten a cup of tea to onions used to flavor a dish, the work of bees, birds, butterflies, and other small mammals is essential to food chains and economic systems around […]
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The Ins and Outs of Tricky Recyclables

By Katie Robinson Engineering Analyst Intern Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” — we’ve all heard the phrase, but not all of us know what each of those steps can entail, particularly recycling and the rules behind it. Consumers often have trouble determining recyclability of a few specific items – items like sheet plastics, […]
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Climate Adaptive Design

By Kelsey Alexander Sustainability Consultant Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) As our planet slowly heats up, more and more people begin to have their own personal account of how natural disasters have affected their lives. Flooding is one type of natural disaster that is affecting more areas and causing more devastation than ever before. When flood […]
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